What you do MOST of the time…matters a whole lot more than what you do SOME of the time.
This is a statement I find myself saying to clients on a weekly basis. Either they are going on vacation for the first time in years, it’s their birthday, they are getting married – whatever the special occasion is, and they are worried about “messing up” the day by eating junk. In other words, they are afraid to just let themselves enjoy a day that is meant to be celebrated.
Yesterday was Halloween, and I posted this photo on Instagram & Facebook with this caption:
I hope your evening is filled with fun and candy!!
Halloween is 1/365th of the year. Eat normally most of the day, and then rest of the day enjoy all the candy you want! Then tomorrow, get back to your normal eating habits.
One day off isn’t going to make that big of a difference in the long run. 65 days off…now that is where we get into a problem!?
So have fun tonight and then tune into tomorrow morning’s episode of the #WellnessSimplifiedPodcast where I’ll be talking about enjoying the special occasions that come up in the last 2 months of the year AND still end up healthier and happier on Jan 1st!
So here we are! Now before I continue, why don’t you stop and take a little listen, it’s a short one I promise!
What you do MOST of the time…
Those graphics I mentioned? Here they are:
Here is person number one. S/he eats healthy most of the time but enjoys treats once in a while when the occasion arises or when s/he feels like it. But you can see that they are overall a healthy eater.
And then we have person number two. S/he eats whatever s/he wants most of the time but often feels guilty and will try to eat better for a day or two before they decide “what’s the point!?” and go back to their old habits. They eat well once in a while but in general, they think that because they aren’t able to eat well ALL the time, then they may as well not bother at all.
Certainly, there are lots of other types of people out there, but these are just two examples. And serves as a visual way to show how much more important what you do MOST of the time is versus what you do once in a while.
There are 61 days left in 2019. Between now and the end of the year we all will have a lot of parties, festivities, and holidays to celebrate. You can tackle this last 1/6th of the year in one of two ways. You can decide it’s a hopeless cause and eat junk from now until January. Or you can focus on healthy eating for the majority of what’s left in the year while allowing yourself to enjoy treats and celebrate when the occasion arises.
Personally, I’d rather be person 1, how about you? 😉